Nevada Opts in to FirstNet
Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Comments

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced his decision to accept the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public-safety community. This will make Nevada the 15th state or territory to opt into their state or territory plan from FirstNet.

A statement said AT&T will expand network coverage from the populous Las Vegas Valley to the mountainous regions of northern Nevada and the rural landscape in between. FirstNet and AT&T worked with the Nevada Public Safety Communications Committee to design a network solution with direct input from the state and its public-safety community, the statement said.

“Public safety is our priority and, starting today, we’re embarking on a program that will change the face of how we communicate statewide,” said Sgt. Mike Edgell, Nevada Highway Patrol. “The partnership with FirstNet and AT&T brings new technologies supported by a first-rate network dedicated to emergency responders to enhance our capabilities during a crisis. It will also be a helpful tool in the normal course of business and during large-scale events.”

For a full list of states that have opted in and states that have released requests for proposals (RFP) for alternative radio access networks (RANs), click here.

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